John ColleranUnited States
Our guide Elana was excellent. Her English was perfect and she was extremely knowledgeable about everything. She knew all the history and details of all the sites. The tour exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend her and Tours by Locals. Our driver was excellent as well.
It was a pleasure to have Elena as our guide. Her English was excellent as was her knowledge of the places we visited. She took note of our problems with walking & provided a wheel chair for easy access to sites where a lot of walking was required. She was charming, easy going with a good sense of humour. Without hesitation we would recommend her services to other travelers.
Christopher B.United States
I had a wonderful time in my first visit to St. Petersburg and highly recommend Elena! She is very knowledgeable and accommodating. She will adjust the tour to fit your personal tastes, and is very quick and flexible in making adjustments. It was also very interesting to hear her experiences and insight into Russian history. A special thank you to Yuri for quickly getting us around! Elena showed me so much of the city without ever feeling rushed. Thank you, Elena!! I would definitely hire you again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christopher, please come back one day)) do you remember it’s still a lot to see, to do, to visit. Take care, Elena
Kim ThomasUnited States
This 2-day tour and our guide Elena were fantastic. She took us to the sites that were most important and that we were most interested in seeing but she also accommodated some special requests for shopping and mailing postcards. We enjoyed our two days of touring St. Petersburg immensely and look forward to coming back to spend more time. We definitely will use "Lena" again and would recommend her highly to help make your visit to this amazing city memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Kim, Please let me know if one day you’ll be back. I’ve had wonderful days with you. All the best, Elena
Randall ToltzmanUnited States
Our tour with Elena was a highlight of our trip. She was able to customize a two day tour for our group of four, parents and our two 20-something kids. Having a van, a driver and Elena was VIP and allowed us to make the most of our time (pre-purchased tickets, short cuts, front door drop-off...). In addition to detailed knowledge of the history and sights, Elena grew up in St Petersburg and was able to share what life was like before and after the fall of Soviet Union. Great lunches with local food!
Peter CreswellUnited Kingdom
A very good tour and Elena and driver were charming and very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, It was a great pleasure to spend 2 days with you. You are welcome here any time! Elena
Bill DelaneyUnited States
Elena was all one would hope for in a guide. Informative, friendly, accommodating and truly enjoyable company. We would certainly request her again and would highly recommend her. Bill and Deb
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, thank you so much! We've had a very good time together! Please come back second time to St.Petersburg. Elena
What can I say but excellent. My husband doesn't like big group tours so this is 1 st time doing a private tour. We will never go back to group tours. Our driver was a young guy using his own car and loved his city. Elena has so much knowledge ,walks very fast, but we loved this. I had booked the diamond room so we arrived at Hermitage museum early and this was the best thing as we arrived before the huge crowds. We could not speak highly enough of this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah, Elena
Mary Jane CryanItaly
Elena was excellent and took into consideration the weather and our interests. She was flexible and got us in and out of many crowded sites quickly and with no hassle. I can definitely recommend her (and our skillful driver Costia ) for visiting St. Petersburg and Peterhof .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Jane I hope one day to see you in St. Petersburg for a longer time. Elena